Erdoğan blocks news about himself, his family, his senior officials: report

Forty-two percent of news reports blocked in Turkey between November 2019 and October 2020 are related to Turkish President Recep...

Physical assaults become commonplace in Turkish politics

Cevheri Güven A series of physical attacks have recently targeted journalists and politicians who criticized Devlet Bahçeli, leader of the Nationalist...

Lawyer arrested on trumped-up terrorism charges dies of COVID-19 in prison

Lawyer Metin Yücel, who was arrested on trumped-up terrorism charges in October 2016, has died in prison after contracting COVID-19,...

Turkey reaches 1 million mark in vaccinations amid preferential access debate

More than 1 million people in Turkey have been vaccinated against the coronavirus thus far despite debates over politicians and...

Abducted teacher says prosecutor is protecting his torturers: report

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has refused to file charges based on torture allegations made by Zabit Kişi, 48,...

2,340 academics lend support to Boğaziçi protests in joint statement

A total of 2,340 academics from more than 50 countries have signed a joint statement demanding academic freedom for Boğaziçi...

Turkey’s post-coup crackdown leaves 2 more children separated from parents

Ekrem, a one-and-a-half-year-old toddler, and his four-year-old sister Zülal became separated from not just one but both their parents when...

Turkey sends pro-Kurdish deputy to pretrial detention in terrorism trial

Amid an ongoing crackdown on Kurdish politicians in Turkey, a court has ruled for the arrest and pretrial detention of...

14 years on, family and friends still seek justice for slain journalist Hrant Dink

Scores of people on Tuesday continued to call on Turkish authorities to identify all those involved in the murder of...

Turkey seeks detention of journalist over tweet decrying death of woman killed by ISIL

The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's office issued a detention warrant for veteran journalist Cengiz Çandar on the charge of praising...

Turkish mob boss detained, deported from North Macedonia

Cevheri Güven The North Macedonian Ministry of Interior announced that Sedat Peker, a well-known Turkish mob boss, was detained on Dec....

Ex-footballer Hakan Şükür’s father given jail sentence over Gülen links

The father of Turkey’s best-known footballer, ex-international Hakan Şükür, has been given a prison sentence of three years, 45 days...

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